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Ava DuVernay invites male directors ‘feeling discriminated against’ to go ahead and sue her

Ava DuVernay is going to hire women, whether male directors like it or not. And if they don’t? Well, they can go ahead and sue her. While accepting the Woman of Vision award during Thursday’s Gloria Awards, the Wrinkle in Time director told the audience that she’d once received a …

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‘Star Wars’ animated short riffs on a ‘Force Awakens’ deleted scene

Disney released seven new episodes from its Star Wars: Forces of Destiny series on May 4, the unofficial, annual Star Wars holiday. (May the fourth be with you. Get it?!) One episode in particular stands out for its connection to another recent Star Wars release. The episode “Perilous Pursuits” retells …

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‘Black Panther’ director explains what happened to Killmonger’s mother

Black Panther‘s Killmonger is a great villain partially because he’s three-dimensional. His motivations genuinely make sense, and his complicated, tragic backstory makes him a sympathetic character, too. On the commentary for the Black Panther Blu-Ray, director Ryan Coogler adds another detail to that backstory. We already knew that Killmonger’s mother …

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Tina Fey knows she ‘screwed up’ in her Charlottesville sheet-cake segment for ‘SNL’

Though Tina Fey’s Charlottesville sketch for Saturday Night Live is a couple thousand controversies in the past, the actress and comedy writer now admits she “screwed up” when she suggested people stay home and ignore white supremacists rather than protest their presence in person. But first, a quick recap: After …

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‘Dear White People’ Season 2 is empowering and brilliant

“This country is a mindfuck,” one character says early in Dear White People Season 2. In its first 30 minutes alone, Dear White People Vol. II makes good on that highly relatable statement, with Sam (Logan Browning) arguing with the internet and trying to convince people out of their point …

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